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Welcome to the website where you can find answers for the CES test on the «Deck Management Seismic Survey». This site will help you as a marine specialist improve your knowledge with the help of open information, where you can find questions as well as answers for them. CES based on practical information and marine specialists experience.

CES tests developed for evaluating seaman basic knowledge by Seagull Company (rebranded as «OTG»), is an evaluating online-tool, used for revealing any professional preparation needed in specific fields of knowledge, defined by STCW.

  • Version: 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0.0.
  • Test type: STCW.
  • Department: Deck.
  • Level: Management.
  • Vessel type: Seismic Survey.

CES tests have proven themselves as good tools for the selection and recruitment process, as well as advancing the level of knowledge of the current officers and crew. Ocean Technologies Group use various subjects for question creation, which includes:

  • Crowd and Crisis Management;
  • Integrated Navigation System (INS);
  • Ballast water management;
  • Handling and Stowage;
  • Vessel operation management and safety;
  • Marine engineering;
  • Maintenance and repair, etc.

«Deck Management Seismic Survey» subject includes theoretical and practical information about safety working with electrical equipment. Knowledge of this information directly shows employee’s competence who holds a relevant post on a vessel. Deck management and seismic survey duties are crucial for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of seismic data acquisition operations at sea. Here are some of the main responsibilities and tasks involved in deck management and seismic survey duties. Seismic survey team should plan and execute seismic surveys according to the project specifications, including the selection of survey lines and the positioning of seismic sources and receivers. They also monitor the quality of seismic data as it is being acquired, and make adjustments to survey parameters as needed to optimize data quality.

This page contains answers to Seagull CES (Crew Evaluation System) test about Deck Management Seismic Survey, and serve as a database of questions and answers, using which seafarer can prepare to exams for getting certificate of competence, or just to challenge yourself with knowledge in this theme.

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Code: GQJB According to Rule 24 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions and the illustrated lights, how long is the tow likely to be?
At least 100 metres.
It is less than 200 metres.
It exceeds 200 metres.
It is more than 50 metres but less than 200 metres.
Code: KBXK If requested by a coastal radio station to participate in a rescue operation, what is the most important information you may give?
Your position, name, call sign and speed.
Your crews nationality.
Your destination.
Your own cargo owner.
Code: IERT The ship is approaching shallow water where the Under Keel Clearance will reduce to about 0,25 of the ship’s draught. Which of the following answers most accurately summarizes the aspects to be considered when deciding a suitable speed?
A reduced ability to stop the vessel and maintain steerage.
A further reduction of underkeel clearance and possible changes of the ship’s trim.
All of the suggested answers.
Touching the bottom if there is any swell and causing damage due to the wake or wash of the vessel.
Code: CBBT On a conventional rudder, how much lift force remains if the rudder-angle is decreased to 20 degrees, from an initial 35 degrees?
About 80 %.
About 50 %.
About 30 %.
About 10 %.
Code: HFNQ Who is responsible for maintaining the vessel’s structural strength?
The flag state administration.
The classification society.
The master.
The management company.
Code: VBNE If pollution takes place, what would you do immediately?
Inform the manager.
Start clean-up operations.
Inform the vessel’s agent.
Report to relevant authorities.
Code: FJAH Which PPM is allowed for discharging of “Bilge Water” overboard?
0 PPM.
15 PPM.
50 PPM.
100 PPM.
Code: MYBP In radio telephony what is the “URGENCY CALL” which should be used to indicate that you have a very urgent message to transmit concerning the safety of another vessel or person?
Pan-Pan (3 times).
Securite-Securite (3 times).
Mayday-Mayday (3 times).
Victor-Victor (3 times).
Code: RXRQ When a pollution incident occurs there is a plan for actions to be undertaken. State which of following priority sequences to be considered:
Stop pumps – clean up – report.
Report – stop pumps – clean up.
Clean up – report – stop pumps.
Stop pumps – report – clean up.
Code: FXYP What is the name of the reference manual, jointly produced by the International Maritime Organization and the International Civil Aviation Authority, which currently outlines the organization and management of search and rescue activities at sea?
The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.
The Merchant Ship Search and Rescue (MERSAR) Manual.
The International Maritime Search and Rescue (IMARSAR) Manual.
The Search and Rescue (IMOSAR) Manual.
Code: HBJX Your watchkeeper has just informed you that the vessel has collided with a sailing vessel. What action should be taken?
Call the company, explain the situation and ask for orders.
Do nothing and wait for assistance.
Leave the position as fast as possible.
Alarm the rescue centre and commence searching for any survivors.
Code: FRGY With a Relative Motion radar Display, what would an echo of a target with no trail indicate? Note that this is a target trail, not a vector:
The target is stopped and making no way through the water.
The target is on the same course and speed as own ship.
The target is on a constant bearing and getting closer to own ship.
The target is on a collision course with own ship.
Code: PODJ What can lead to “Unlimited responsibility” (OPA-90)?
Only gross negligence.
Wilful misconduct and gross negligence.
Wilful misconduct, gross negligence and violation of Federal Safety.
Only wilful misconduct.
Code: GTJJ Is it necessary to be certified to be a lifeboat-commander?
Yes, you must attend to a course held by certified personnel, and provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence every five years.
Yes, you must attend a one week course at a approved course center.
No, the only thing you need is one hour instruction from a deck officer.
Code: KSXF The word “CHANNEL” is spelled conform the international phonetic alphabet:
Cornelis, Hotel, Alfa, November, November, Edison, Lodewijk.
Charlie, Hotel, Alfa, November, November, Echo, Lima.
Charlie, Hotel, Able, November, November, Echo, Liverpool.
I don’t know.
Code: XNIP After confirmation that there is no other radio-traffic, we call on a VHF working channel of a coast-station. When you don’t get any reply:
You must wait 1 minute minimum before repeating your call.
You must wait 3 minutes minimum before repeating your call.
You can repeat your call immediately.
I don’t know.
Code: DTRU With what system is a NAVTEX-message transmitted?
I don’t know.
Code: LWXH A message is send by the Inmarset C-set. The land earth station will:
Automatically send a positive delivery notification (PDN) to the sender.
Never send a positive delivery notification (PDN) to the sender. The addressed will have to confirm the message through the ground-station and request for further information, if desired.
Only send a positive delivery notification (PDN) to the sender if the sender requested, so in the send menu.
I don’t know.
Code: BKNU Onboard the following message is received on the DSC controller: DOO: 245329000 CH16; S distress ack 244123000. What station sent the distress acknowledgement?
None of the given.
Code: LEMO The DSC-controller display the following: DOO: 244562000 CH16; S distress sinking. After receiving this DSC message the following is done immediately:
Listen out on VHF channel 16.
Immediately send a DSC “acknowledgement”.
Immediately send a DSC “distress relay”.
I don’t know.
Code: BANY The emergency battery of a GMDDS portophone:
Must be tested once a week.
Cannot be replaced.
Must be replaced before the expiry date is exceeded.
I don’t know.
Code: WXDB The capacity of a battery is expressed in:
Volt × hours.
Volt × ampere.
Ampere × hours.
Watt × hours.
Code: MPUV A battery of 24 Volt supplies during 10 hours a current of 6 ampere. What is the capacity supplied:
60 Ah.
144 Ah.
240 Ah.
I don’t know.
Code: NTAR What spheroidal datum should the GPS receiver be set into, to enable its readout position to be plotted on a paper chart?
Select WGS84 and when plotting on the chart apply the stated corrections.
WGS78 and input the corrections stated on the chart into the GPS.
Select the datum stated on the chart in use.
WGS84 and plot the readout position directly on the chart.
Code: CSFC Which class of emission is used for ARQ NBDP transmissions?
Code: VPRU Which action do you perform when you log in to a satellite ocean region?
You inform the NCS that the SES is available for communications.
You adjust the antenna.
You update the ship’s position.
You select the CES through which you wish to send a message.
Code: MMGB Which of the following two digits codes is used to obtain maritime assistance?
Code: RAMF What is the required number of hours that a SART’s battery must be able to operate the unit in the standby mode?
Three (3) days.
Four (4) days.
Eight (8) days.
Forty-eight (48) hours.
Code: KWPJ When should a crew member joining a ship for the first time be given some training and instructions in the use of the ship’s fire-fighting appliances?
As soon as possible but not later than 2 days after he joins the ship.
As soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after he joins the ship.
As soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks after he joins the ship.
As soon as possible.
Code: VIRV The steps of the embarkation ladder used must be proportioned as it follows:
Length = 480 mm, breadth = 115 mm, depth = 25 mm.
Length = 280 mm, breadth = 85 mm, depth = 10 mm.
Length = 580 mm, breadth = 165 mm, depth = 30 mm.
Length = 380 mm, breadth = 145 mm, depth = 20 mm.
Code: EMLN Which of the following duties shall be included in the “muster list” as being assigned to members of the crew?
Preparation and launching of the survival craft.
Preparation of manoeuvres intended to ease launching of the survival craft.
Preparation of immersion suits for the ship’s passengers.
Operation of the vessel’s propulsion system.
Code: ABEN A rocket parachute flare reaches an altitude of:
Not less than 40 m.
Not less than 180 m.
Not less than 300 m.
Not less than 450 m.
Code: VQLA A hand flare must have a burning period of at least:
30 sec.
1 min.
10 min.
5 min.
Code: RXOA On board passenger ships an abandon ship drill must be performed:
Every week.
Every two weeks.
Every month.
Every three months.
Code: KMWH What does ISM stand for?
The International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention.
International Safe Manning Certification.
Internal Ship Safety Management.
International Ship Measurement and Pollution Control.
Code: UNCQ What do you understand by the term “Risk Assessment”, and how would this be carried out on board?
Identify the hazards and specify the personal protective equipment that would be required to complete the work.
Requires a great deal of preparation and involves recording everything on paper.
Identify the hazards, quantify the risks, put control measures in place, monitor the work activity and review.
States than when work has a degree of risk that the work is not carried out.
Code: ENJT Every inflatable liferaft, inflatable lifejacket and hydrostatic release units shall be serviced:
Every 12 months.
Every 18 months.
Every 24 months.
Every 36 months.
Code: OAEQ Part way through a profiling interview with a supplier, the package the individual is carrying arouses your suspicion. What do you do?
Discreetly inform someone of your suspicions so he or she can get assistance.
Call for help on the radio.
Take the package and open it.
Confront the individual and demand that he open the package.
Code: SJXD The International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre attributes the increased numbers of hijackings to:
The greater involvement in piracy of well-organized and armed crime networks.
More crew involvement.
Easy access to military weapons.
Higher crime rates around the world.
Code: FSOS What immediate action should be taken if a ship unexpectedly runs aground and stops?
Stop engine(s).
Stop engines and tell the engine room to switch over to high suctions.
Stop engines and immediately request “Full Astern”.
Sound the General Alarm and plot the ships position.
Code: HGON According to Rule 35 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions what sound signal is made by a vessel not under command when in or near an area of restricted visibility?
One prolonged blast, followed by two short blasts, at intervals of not more than one minute.
One prolonged blast, followed by two short blasts, at intervals of not more than two minutes.
One prolonged blast at intervals at not more than two minutes.
Two prolonged blasts, followed by one short blast, at intervals of not more than two minutes.
Code: UTRU If a master initially responds to a distress but then, in special circumstances, decides not to proceed, who must they tell?
Inform his owners of his decision and resume his passage at the earliest opportunity.
If possible, inform the casualty of his decision and communicate his reasons.
Inform the appropriate search and rescue authorities of his decision and enter the reason in the ship’s logbook.
Contract the SAR Mission Coordinator and secure his written agreement to the release of his vessel from the operation.
Code: YTMM If the shipper wishes to ensure that a vessel or her operators will not be held responsible for any damage that may arise from the carrier issuing a clean Bill of Lading, even though the Mate’s receipt is marked as “unclean”, such a document is called the:
An absolution clause in the shipping documents.
An addendum to the Bill of Lading.
A Letter of Credit.
A Letter of Indemnity.
Code: KWAP When conducting a risk assessment for a shipboard work activity, the two elements to be
considered are:
The potential severity of harm and the likelihood that harm will occur.
The time available to complete the task and the resources to hand.
The available manpower and their experience in this type of work.
The chance of an incident re-occuring and the potential effects of an loss.
Code: XQCA During the survey of Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) equipment, which document must be available to the surveyor to demonstrate compliance with SOLAS?
A Statement of Installation and Testing by the Approved Service Provider in compliance with SOLAS V/26-4.
A report giving the result of the Conformance Test, issued by the Classification Society on behalf of the Flag State Authority.
A report giving the result of the Performance Test, issued by the manufacturer in compliance with the Flag State Authority requirements.
The Certificate of Compliance with SOLAS V/19-1, bearing the serial number of the equipment installation.
With a davit launched lifeboat, what weight is required by SOLAS regulations to be used for the 5 yearly test of the davit and brake system?
1,1 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
2 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
3 times the total weight of the lifeboat when loaded with its full complement of persons and equipment.
I don’t know.
Code: KLOA Master of every ship must provide:
A link between the shipboard training officer and the company training officer ashore.
The training during crews working hours only.
Proper rest to the crew after each training programme.
Facilities to conduct training whenever required by the training officer.
Code: JRKE Why is it important to make weekly/routine rounds in the accomodation areas?
It is a requirement as per flag state.
To check for alcohol in cabins.
To search for any contraband goods hidden on board.
To ensure that cabins and common spaces are maintained in a clean, safe and hygienic condition.
Code: DCCQ What type of dynamic forces may cause indent in plating on forecastle deck and main deck in way of pillars inside forecastle?
Pressure forces caused by green water on deck.
Forces created by waves on the forecastle.
Slamming in way of flat bottom forward of light draught.
Impact pressure forces in way of abrupt or flared bow.

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